Richard Garriott's "ultimate" RPG shown off in six-month video

Ultima creator releases new video for Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues showing off progress made in six months of development.


Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
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Ultima creator Richard Garriott and developer Portalarium have released a new six-month progress video for their upcoming "ultimate" role-playing game Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. The 25-minute video is narrated by Garriott and shows off the fantasy game's various zones, abilities, and combat mechanics.

Check out the full video below.

Shroud of the Avatar came to life through Kickstarter earlier this year. Its month-long campaign raised $1.9 million, with another $702,000 coming in through the game's website since then.

Developed using the Unity game engine, Shroud of the Avatar features a classless skill system, crafting, and housing mechanics. The game also supports solo, friends-only, or open multiplayer.

Shroud of the Avatar goes beyond traditional crowdfunding by allowing fans to create content for the final game. Players can submit Unity compatible content and if approved, the contributor can choose to be compensated in real or virtual currency.

The game will support Windows, Mac, and Linux at launch, scheduled for the end of 2014. Backers will be able to play the game early, beginning at the end of 2013.

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